Teen Health at Erie

Because we know that being a teenager isn’t always easy, we’re here to help you with a wide variety of services, including low-cost contraception and counseling.

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Health Visits
  • Annual check ups
  • Illness or Injury
  • School and Sports Exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Any concerns you may have about your health


Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits provide you with an opportunity to see your medical or behavioral health provider from home. Through these visits you will receive the same quality care you are accustomed to receiving from Erie.

Telehealth and in-person visits are billed in the same way - and Erie always serves you regardless of insurance status or your ability to pay. Don’t have insurance? No worries. Click to learn more about our Sliding Fee Scale program.

STI/HIV Counseling, Testing, and Treatment

The Teen Center offers confidential STI/HIV testing. You do not have to be an established Erie patient to receive testing. 

Don’t worry about money, either. If you are unable to pay, we have resources that will help to pay for your testing.

Teens, please call or chat with us for more information about appointments and testing.

Confidential Visits

Your confidentiality is important to us. If you are 12 years of age or over, in the state of Illinois you can see a provider for the following services without needing the consent of a parent or guardian. 

If you have insurance and are seeing one of our providers for confidential treatment, we can make sure that your insurance does not notify your parent or guardian of your visit. Please call us at 312.666.3494 if you have any questions about confidentiality.

  • Contraceptives and pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Emergency care
  • HIV
  • Mental health care
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Substance use disorders care

CLICK HERE to learn more about Healthcare Rights for 12 - 17 year olds in Illinois

Pregnancy Test

Our top priority is making sure that you feel comfortable and safe at the Erie Teen Center. We are here to answer any questions you have about your pregnancy. After testing, counseling with one of our trained staff members is available.

Teens, please call or chat with us for information about appointments and testing.

Prenatal Visits

We have specially trained prenatal health educators who regularly works with teens. Group or individual prenatal health visits are available to our patients. You’ll learn all about breastfeeding, labor, delivery, and how to care for your child in the first few months of his or her life.

Our prenatal services have made headlines, too!

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Behavioral Health Services

Everyone experiences hardship, anxiety, or friend or family troubles at some point in their lifetime. If you need counseling or support, Erie Teen Center has behavioral health therapists on site. You can choose to see a therapist during your medical visit, or schedule a separate time to meet. 

We also have support groups for anxiety and depression. 
Click here to visit our Behavioral Health page and learn more.


Health and Wellness Education

We have health educators on staff to talk to you about any concerns you may have about nutrition, managing your illness, services available at Erie and in the community, anxiety, depression, smoking cessation, and more.

Flu, COVID-19 and RSV Vaccines

Click here to learn more about important annual vaccines like flu, COVID-19, RSV and pneumonia.

Teens can also chat with Erie through our secure Teen Chat to talk about a vaccine appointment.

To learn about COVID Testing, Isolation and quarantine guidance click here.

Make and Appointment at Erie Teen Center

Call 312.666.3494 to make an appointment today.

Not a phone person? No problem. Chat with us through our online teen chat for 12 - 24 year olds.

You can also use your Erie MyChart account to request an appointment. If you don’t have an Erie MyChart online services account, just visit the front desk at any Erie location to register for it. You’ll be able to request an appointment and contact your care team. All you need is an email address to get started.

Erie Teen Center
2418 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

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Frequently asked questions & resources

Will my parents find out if I go to Erie Teen Health Center

In the state of Illinois, If you are over 12 years of age and are seeing a provider for confidential services relating to contraception, pregnancy testing, STI/HIV care, sexual assault, substance abuse, emergency care, or mental health care, your parents will not find out about your visits to the Erie Teen Center. Your visit will remain confidential.

If you have any questions about your confidentiality, please call us at 312.666.3494 or chat with us in our online Teen Chat.

What if I'm Homeless?

Under the unaccompanied minor law, young people 14 and older are able consent for their own medical care if they are not receiving support from a parent or guardian. 

Please contact the Erie Teen Center at 312.666.3494 to speak to one of our staff about the housing, education, and medical resources we can provide to you.

What if I don't have any money?

At Erie Family Health Centers we believe health care is a right, not a privilege.  It is our goal to provide high-quality health care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.  At the Erie Teen Center, we accept many types of insurance, and we also have programs that you may qualify for that will cover the cost of your service.

If you are uninsured and eligible for insurance, we have staff that will help guide you through the enrollment process.

But don’t let the cost make you nervous!  We will work with you to ensure you get the services you need and make arrangements with you should you have a small balance to pay.

Who will take care of me when I visit the Erie Teen Health Center?

Our providers are trained in a variety of specialties to meet your needs. Learn about our Teen Center providers in our provider directory. Choose the "Teen and Young Adult Health Center" as the location to narrow down the search.


How can I learn more about my health?
  • Send us a message with your questions. Not a phone person? Sign up for an account with myeriehealth.com at the front desk of any Erie location. All you need is your email address. Through myeriehealth.com you can schedule appointments, message our staff, and review your test results.
  • Talk to an Erie Teen Center health educator. Our health educators are trained to answered your questions about every aspect of your health. Ask about seeing a health educator during your visit.
I have a suggestion for the Teen Health Center. Who do I tell?

We’d love to hear your ideas about how to make the Teen Center even better! Submit your thoughts to feedback@eriefamilyhealth.org.  

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